About Parenting Alpha

Parenting is a focal point of discussion today largely because of the influence of technology, the environment, and emerging lifestyles on parents and Alpha children.

This is perhaps best illustrated by the ubiquitous electronic gadgets in our homes. At the same time, our living spaces are shrinking and cramped, we interact with all kinds of cultures just as we are getting busier by the day.

A combination of the above therefore means many of us parents have little time for children and their well-being.

To cover up for our absence, we have entrusted them with countless digital devices to ensure they are busy all day. While at it we also lock them indoors in fear of the outdoors!

It should not surprise us, therefore, that we now raise a generation of kids so much attached to technology, and detached from us, themselves, and the true basics of life we have known for centuries.

Or maybe not.

Depending on individual choices and preferences, technology comes with good and bad consequences. Yes, it is designed to make our lives better because it facilitates faster communication, entertains us, and eases productivity.

On the flip side, it also ships with numerous challenges that may hamper smooth childhood development.

Technology is not the only parenting challenge we have to deal with today:

Out of the many, we have learned to favor a protective approach to parenting where we keep a close eye on what children do, where they are, who they play with. While at it, we try to observe an extreme sense of hygiene.

Also called paranoid parenting this approach to raising children has its boon and bane and continues to stir debates.

ETC, etc.

Whenever parenting challenges step in the way, we always sit back and reflect on our abilities to raise the technology-nurtured children of the 21st-century.

On the flip side, we also wonder if parenting is a ‘learned skill‘ like most of us have come to think! Or maybe, all we need is to nurture a rich relationship with our children.

That is what parentingalpha.com is here to discuss … with you of course.¬†After all, parenting is a lifelong journey and a mashup of experiences that we learn and share with each other.

Good reading.